UGANDA: King Freddie Comes Home

"In the end, I shall return to the land of my fathers and my people," wrote Sir Edward ("King Freddie") Mutesa II in 1966, shortly after he escaped to a London exile. His land was Uganda (pop. 10 million), of which he was the first President, and his people were the 3,000,000 Baganda tribesmen, of whom he was the last Kabaka (King).

Last week King Freddie came home to a hero's welcome. He was dressed in the uniform of a major general and accompanied by an honor guard from his old regiment, the British Grenadier Guards. His plane, a chartered 707,...

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